Go Long! Maxi Skirts and Dresses for Summer

Whether you love it or not, the maxi trend is here to stay. Yes, ladies, it is still fashionably acceptable to sweep the floor in your favorite maxi skirt or dress, and ditch that short-and-sexy number for a little while longer.

During Paris Fashion Week, we saw long looks by Jean Paul Gaultier and Viktor & Rolf—just to name a few.

Valentino was also no stranger to the spring/summer trend, debuting a few sheer, swoon-worthy maxis.

Meanwhile, Michael Kors’ safari-esque collection and Carolina Herrera’s slinky and sophisticated looks stood out on the runways of New York. Ralph Lauren’s models strutted their stuff looking like they fell delicately out of The Great Gatsby. There were feathers, there were sparkles, and there were sheer, sleek maxis.

Long story short—pun intended—there’s nothing wrong with going the extra mile (in fabric). If you haven’t already, check out a few PHXFW outfit ideas and give the trend a chance this weekend.

If you’ve got a dinner date or evening out planned, try a loose, yet slimming, dress like this one. The rouching at the top adds some romance to the strapless look. Throw on your favorite platforms, like the ones shown here from Bakers, to elongate those legs of yours and top your outfit with lighter jewelry and a cute clutch—this one from Vince Camuto does just the trick.

For a more casual look, go sheer like Valentino and Ralph Lauren. A skirt like this one is fun and flirty and perfect for this season’s heat. If your skirt is more on the neutral side, take things up a notch with a bright cropped top and a few fun bangles. Pair the look with simple sandals similar to these from Asos and your favorite sunnies. And viola! You’ll be summer chic in no time!

*We love feedback! Tell PHXFW how you style your maxis!

Article by Ashley Haines for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”


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